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Winter Pineapple

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One of my favorite things to do is take some of my spring/summer pieces and winter-fy them. This is a great way for me to be able to wear certain pieces that I really love during the colder months. Shopping my closet and remixing pieces is a great way to get my creative juices flowing. Not to mention how it saves me some money not having to buy new clothes for that particular season. That's when my Gwynnie  Bee subscription comes into play as well. When I received this gorgeous Pineapple Print Wrap Dress from Unique Vintage in my GB box, I was so happy but then I realized that it wasn't really season appropriate. But that wasn't going to stop me from wearing it now. Luckily also in my box was this stunning and warm Velvet Moto Jacket from INC International Concepts. I am literally obsessed with both of these piece. The dress is such a statement piece, super sexy and sophisticated. I've been looking for a velvet moto to add to my collection and I think I found it. The channel-quilted sleeves made this so edgy while the gorgeous green velvet gave the jacket such elegance. These two pieces paired so well together and the jacket added the extra warmth I need to wear this now.

Plus Size Remix: TF Diaries

Hi Lovies,

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly, the Plus Size Remix is back! I feel like a total trash human for not bringing this feature to the blog every month last year like I promised but stuff happens. But now with the new year here, I hope to be able to bring it to you more frequently. So if you're new to the blog and don't know what the PSR feature is, it's a monthly feature where I take a look that inspires me and remix it into a plus size version. I totally enjoy these remixes and I get most of my inspiration from Pinterest. I love doing these looks, putting my personal touch to the it and making it my own. 

Stepping into 2018

Hi Lovies,

The holidays are over and we are officially 3 days in to the New Year. With that there is always a looming feeling that it's a new year, so it's time for a new me. While I do take this time to kinda re-evaluate my life and think about things I can do to make it better, I don't make it a priority. Of course it's important to want to do better in all aspects of your life and push yourself but you want to set goals that are actually realistic and reachable. By no means does this mean not to set your goals high, everyone is different when it comes to this type of thing. But you don't want to overwhelm yourself with a goal that is too far fetched and when they aren't met, you feel disappointed with yourself. What I like to do is set smaller attainable goals that are important to me but if they aren't met I won't be hard on myself about them. This way trying to reach those goals is more fun and doesn't put so much pressure on me. If it happens then great, if it doesn't well then that's ok too. With everything that's happening in the world lately, it's important not to sweat the little things and take the time to focus on the things that means the most to you.

Holiday Shimmer

Hi Lovies,

With Christmas and NYE just 2 weeks away, I am getting my holiday looks together. Normally for Christmas I spend it with family inside so I don't get too dressed up. But I still like to have a bit of a festive flare to my look while still remaining comfy. I want to wear something that says holiday and anything with shimmer, sparkle or metallic is the way to go. As I mentioned in my previous post, Simply Be has been bringing their A game for holiday inspired pieces this season. This Choker Neck Jumpsuit surprisingly caught my eye when I was browsing the site. As you know I don't really wear jumpsuits but this was one I wanted to try. I loved the shimmery metallic fabric that had the festive feel I was looking for. The choker detail and v-neckline added a touch of sexy and femininity that I love. Not to mention how comfortable and stretchy the fabric was, I could wear this all night and be just fine. The cropped leg design is so on trend and allows you to show off whatever fabulous shoes you choose to pair with it. This is a very different look for me but I am looking forward to giving  them Holiday Shimmer this Christmas.

Winter Party Wear with Simply Be

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to holiday dressing, I have my favorite brands that are my go tos. Every season they bring all the festive goodness that I am looking for. Simply Be is one of those brands that has been killing it with their holiday fashion. If you remember last year, I rocked a few of their dresses and they were huge hits! (See here and here). This year they dropped a bunch of Winter Party Wear that will have you looking glitz and glam. This is the time of the year that I go all out and want to wear something that is a show stopper. So of course I had to choose something that was colorful as well as sequins, why not? This Ombre Sequins Swing Dress literally had my jaw dropped when I saw it on the site because all of my holiday dreams were made. This dress is just a spectacle of sparkly goodness with the different ombre sequins. The flattering swing shape made it easy to wear and gave it great movement. While this dress is super glam, I can totally dress it down a bit with a moto jacket and booties and still achieve a winter party look. You will definitely be showing off a bit of leg in this number as it is on the shorter side. But if that's a problem for you, there's nothing that a pair of tights can't fix. You will definitely be owning the night in this stunning dress.

Sizing details: I am wearing a size 20. Scroll down to find out how to get 40% off this dress


Keeping it Casual

Hi Lovies,

If you've been following me for a while then you know I love getting dressed up. I'm that girl that gets dressed up to go to my local bodega! Dresses and skirts have been my jam for the longest time and I just love being super feminine and girly. While that hasn't changed much, if you remember in my previous post, I mentioned how my style keeps evolving. Now I find myself reaching for clothing that is more causal and comfy. Especially during this time of the year when it's colder and you just want to be warm and cozy. Don't get me wrong, I will always be a girly-girl and love getting dolled up in dresses and such but change is good.


Hi Lovies!

My goodness it has been a while since I posted on the blog! It feels good to be back and getting into the flow of things again. There are just times that I get very uninspired with the blog and need to recharge to get the creative juices flowing. It happens to us all and it's totally okay to take that time to refocus. For me getting dressed up and feeling pretty is definitely a way to get my fashion vibe going. You already know my obsession with leopard/cheetah print, so when I got this Cowlneck Skater Dress from Avenue I was in love. It fit all my dress needs, it was cheetah print, a skater silhouette and it had a cowl neck that is so perfect for the season. The Avenue has definitely been bringing the heat with their fashion and this dress is a perfect example. Extremely well made,super soft and easy to wear, as well as being lined underneath. By adding their gorgeous Velvet Lace-up Pumps, totally took this look up a notch. The lace-up detail and burgundy velvet was such a sexy touch to the shoe, while the block heel made them easy to walk in. I loved how the mix of the print and texture from the dress and shoes played so well together. Such an elegant and sophisticated look that anyone can pull off. It's safe to say that I  am back and ready to take on the world!

Sizing detail: Dress is a 18/20 Shoes size 10W

Forever Evolving

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The other day my eldest niece April told me that my style is always evolving. I was actually shocked by her comment because I feel sometimes I'm stuck in a fashion rut. But then I really thought about it, looked back at the past 5 years and how much my style has actually grown and evolved. While I love having a signature style that people identify me with, I love to throw a few curve balls in there once in a while. As of late I have been stepping out of my fashion bubble and I'm truly loving it. Wearing jeans was one of those obstacles for me, no one ever associated me with them. Now if you look in my closet you will see an abundance of them in all kinds of styles and fits. My most recent favorites are from the Rebel Wilson x Angels collection. Her jeans are just amazing quality and the fit is perfection. These Mogul Pull on Jeggings have been in heavy rotation, I love the super skinny fit from thigh to ankle and comfortable 3 button closure waist. There's amazing recovering on these so there's no stretching around the waist or sagging at the knees. Perfect for everyday, to dress up or down, you definitely need these jeans in your arsenal. 


Girl with Curves x Dia & Co.

Hi Lovies,

Before I jumped into the world of Plus Size Fashion blogging, I was an avid reader of PS blogs. I would spend hours just reading through them and enjoying how these women, who looked like me, could be so confident with their style. I had my fave bloggers of course that I loved and actually inspired me to start my own blog. Most of these bloggers paved the way in the plus size community and are a constant inspiration to so many women out there. One of my all time favorites is Tanesha  Awasthi from Girl with Curves. Her style is just timeless, classy and sophisticated which I'm all about. She makes everything she wears just look effortlessly beautiful and poised. Till this day I still read through her blog and continue to use her amazing style to inspire my own. So you can imagine my excitement when she announced that she was coming out with her own GWC Collection

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

Hi Lovies,

In the world of fashion, there can be many rules that society likes to put on it, especially when it comes to age. They feel a woman of a certain age should be wearing clothing that is age appropriate. Now why I may agree with this to a certain extent, I do believe that women should be able to wear whatever makes them feel good. Being an older women in a world that feels fashion is for the young, I like to push the envelope and show the world that age ain't nothing but a number. With my 44th birthday coming up next week, I've never felt so youthful and daring with my fashion. I want to inspire other women like me to break the rules and show the world we can be just as fashionable as the rest of them.

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